From UK Parliament research briefings on 13 March 2023, in NHS England:
The 62-day waiting time standard for cancer (measured from urgent GP referral tohttps://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7281/CBP-7281.pdf
treatment) has not been met in recent years. Performance declined between 2013 and 2018. Since
the pandemic it has fallen further, with 54.4% of patients waiting under 62 days for treatment in
January 2023 (target: 85%).
From Public Health Scotland on 13 December 2022:
74.7% of patients started treatment within the 62-day standard, compared with 76.3% in the previous quarter, 83.3% in the quarter ending 30 September 2021, and 83.7% in the quarter ending 31 December 2019https://publichealthscotland.scot/media/16840/2022-12-13-cwt-report.pdf
74.7% is 37.3% better than 54.4%.
Remember that’s more than a third of more than 4 000 patients seen within target in Scotland and more than a third 40 000 waiting beyond the target in England.